The HPV vaccine: fact and fiction
In last week's GOP debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended his HPV mandatory vaccination, saying that he would "always err on the side of saving lives." Rep. Michelle Bachmann attacked Perry, and later said that HPV vaccines can cause mental retardation. What are the real issues behind the HPV vaccination controversy?
- Dr. Bill Schaffner: Chair of the Department of Preventative Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and has an international reputation as an immunization expert.
- Amanda Marcotte: writes about feminism and politics on DoubleX at Slate.com.
- Dr. Robert Goldberg: co-founder and vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. (CMPI)